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Welfare Reform on the Web (January 2004): Child Welfare - Overseas

CHILD CARE POLICY REFORM AND THE EMPLOYMENT OF SINGLE MOTHERS

J. Bainbridge, M.K. Meyers, J. Waldfogel

Social Science Quarterly, Vol.84, 2003, p.771-791

The article is about the impact of the expansion of public childcare subsidies for single mothers in the US on their employment rates. Using new measures of childcare spending that distinguish between welfare reliant and working poor families, study compares their effect on employment rates of single mothers with children to those without. Results showed that spending on childcare subsidies for had significant positive effects on employment of single mothers with young children.

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